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Sr Financial Intelligence Unit Analyst (Remote)

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
United States, California, Los Angeles
April 13, 2024


SMBC MANUBANK was formed by a group of banking entrepreneurs in June 1962. Our scope is to serve the specialized needs of California middle-market businesses, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, exporters, and service companies, including small businesses and professionals.

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $69,000.00and $100,000.00. The specific salary offered to an applicant will be based on their individual qualifications, experiences, and an analysis of the current compensation paid in their geography and the market for similar roles at the time of hire. The role may also be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive award. In addition to cash compensation, SMBC offers a competitive portfolio of benefits to its employees.

Our mission is to be "the bank of choice" for middle market and professional service companies by establishing long term customer relationships and loyalty, providing superior products and services through a core of highly skilled and seasoned bankers.
To achieve our mission to be the 'bank of choice' for middle market and professional services companies, we are focused on our vision to be the premier California regional business bank that can provide the sophistication and expertise of a larger institution with the personal 'high touch' services of a smaller bank.


Commercial Loans and Lines of Credit, Asset-Based Financing, SBA Loans, and Specialized Financing, Real Estate Loans, Cash Management Services, International Services


Under the direction of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Manager, the FIU Analyst will aid in the prevention and/or investigation of financial crimes against the Bank. The position requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to highly sensitive information. The FIU Analyst will use various systems and reports to identify questionable customer transaction risks indicative of money laundering, and terrorist financing. This role requires an individual to demonstrate integrity, the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as function as an effective team member in an environment with strict deadlines, multiple tasks, high volume, demonstrate exemplary attention to detail, good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality with respect to highly sensitive information. The position will require interfacing with business units and developing an ongoing working relationship with support units and management.

  • Review alerts to identify potential suspicious activity within a given timeframe.
  • Identify patterns and trends consistent with money laundering and terrorist financing, and flag any suspicious activities detected.
  • Document and report the investigation findings and prepare case files with required supporting documentation.
  • Prepares Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) in compliance with established regulatory guidelines and time frames.
  • Document all research and analysis conducted in the Case Management System Assists in the compliance with 314(a) and 314(b) responsibilities.
  • Communicates findings, status, open issues, and other AML-related items to management regularly.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, front-line and management when requesting information or documentation and addressing concerns or findings.
  • Adhere to all designated time frames, manage workflow to the specified deadlines and complete responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.
  • Thoroughly document findings by preparing reports in a manner that is clear and comprehensible to BSA supervisors/managers, internal auditors, and regulatory examiners.
  • Report and escalate all concerns or negative findings clearly and objectively to Manager
  • Ensure all customer records are properly completed and communicate deficiencies to appropriate party and/or Manager.
  • Actively assist the Manager in special projects that are both systems related or involve special investigations or reviews.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience Skills & Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3-5 years banking experience, with emphasis on BSA Compliance and due diligence in accordance with KYC, CIP, AML/BSA guidelines required
  • Deep understanding of regulatory environment at state and national level, as well as familiarity with USA PATRIOT Act, BSA, FDIC, OFAC and DFPI laws and statutes
  • Ability to work excel in an innovative, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to present in a large group setting
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, concise manner
  • Detail oriented, accurate, organized and able to work in an environment with multiple priorities Language Skills: Business fluency in the following language(s): English

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Personal Information Collection Notice: This notice contains information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) about the categories of personal information (PI) of California residents that SMBC MANUBANK collects and the business or commercial purpose(s) for which the PI may be used. We do not sell PI. More information about our collection and use of PI may be found in our CCPA Privacy Policy at https://www.manufacturersbank.com/CCPA-Privacy. Persons with disabilities may contact our Customer Contact Center toll-free at (877) 560-9812 to request the information in this Notice in an alternative format.